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Gadhafi to western powers: Treat Africa as equal partner

MAPUTO, Mozambique (PANA) - The West "has eaten our flesh raw and committed historic crimes by engaging in the slave trade and making huge fortunes from it," Libya’s Colonel Muammar Gadhafi declared here July 12. Speaking at the end of the African Union (AU) summit in the Mozambiqan capital, the Libyan leader affirmed that the West in the past...

Reparations lobby groups demand trillions of dollars for slavery

NAIROBI, Kenya (PANA)-Two lobby groups pressing for the return of resources looted from Africa by former colonial masters have intensified compensation claims from the United States and Britain ahead of President George Bush’s visit to the continent, starting July 8. The Pan African Reparations Movement and the Global African Congress are demanding $776 trillion from the two powers for...

Gadhafi: Reason for Bush’s trip to Africa?

Activists closely watch Bush in Africa Click here to read recent and past articles on the African Union  Why Liberia? Why Pres. Charles Taylor? (Column by A. Akbar Muhammad)In The Twilight Of Our Freedoms? (by Cynthia McKinney) THE WHITE HOUSE(FinalCall.com)--President George W. Bush left for his first visit to Africa July 7, confident that his administration will bring about a...

Sudan progresses toward peace

WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com)--The government of Sudan and the rebel group that has fought a 20-year-old civil war are set to sign a peace treaty by the end of this month, which could possibly end Africa’s longest and bloodiest civil war. With help from an unlikely source–the Bush administration–the long-hoped-for end of hostilities could be the gateway for an unprecedented period...

U.S. gives conditions for lifting sanctions on Sudan

Misleading Congress On Sudan (BlackElectorate.com) KHARTOUM, Sudan (PANA)–Secretary of State Colin Powell recently reiterated to visiting Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Osman Ismail that economic sanctions against Khartoum would only be lifted after an accord has been signed with southern rebel group. "The Secretary of State told me that economic sanctions against us could be lifted immediately after a draft peace...

AU ministers to chart role of Diaspora in Africas growth

African Union to develop continental defense policy Birth of the African Union (FCN Special Coverage 07/14/2002)African Union is made a reality (FCN Special Coverage 07/24/2001)  The Birth of the African Union (Min. Louis Farrakhan 07/2001) Scholars says West fears an African Union (FCN 05/08/2001) Leaders take step toward Nkrumah's dream of One Africa (FCN 03/2001) African leaders: 'Let us unite' (FCN Special Coverage 09/21/1999) Dakar, Senegal (PANA)–The...

African Union to develop continental defense policy

Birth of the African Union (FCN Special Coverage 07/14/2002)  African Union is made a reality (FCN Special Coverage 07/24/2001)   The Birth of the African Union (Min. Louis Farrakhan 07/2001)Scholars says West fears an African Union (FCN 05/08/2001)Leaders take step toward Nkrumah's dream of One Africa (FCN 03/2001)African leaders: 'Let us unite' (FCN Special Coverage 09/21/1999) JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (PANA)–Experts on the Common African Defense and Security...

Zimbabwe looks to Asia for trade

Journalists see Zimbabwe's land crisis up close (FinalCall.com Special Report) HARARE, Zimbabwe (PANA)–Ostracized by her traditional European trading partners over alleged human rights abuses, Zimbabwe is looking to Asia and other developing countries for new trade opportunities to shore up its sagging economy, although analysts say the switch will take time to bear fruit. The southern African country is under political...

African Union to hold summit in support of war-torm Cote d’Ivoire

PARIS (PANA)–South African President Thabo Mbeki said in Paris recently that an extraordinary summit of the African Union (AU) would be held "in a week’s time" to consider the continental body’s support for Cote d’Ivoire. Addressing a news conference at the end of an African summit on the Ivorian crisis in the French capital, the current AU chairman stressed...

Taboo cracks on HIV/AIDS in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (PANA)–When he came home after a long day’s work, Mokhtar was embarrassed when confronted with two unexpected questions from his nine-year-old daughter Zeina, a fourth grade pupil. "Tell me Daddy, what is AIDS? What does illicit sexual relations mean?" Mokhtar, who had so far managed to avoid discussing certain aspects of adult life with children, was speechless for...